Milwaukee River and skyline

Welcome from Chief Resident Hannah Baker

Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Department of Anesthesiology. Thank you for your interest in our residency program!

I'm Hannah Baker, one of three chief anesthesia residents for the 2020-2021 academic year. I chose MCW Anesthesiology for a number of reasons – including the unique opportunity for dual training in pediatrics and anesthesia, the training with medically complex patients, Milwaukee’s Midwest culture and excellent subspecialty exposure. Our program emphasizes evidence-based clinical training, resident wellness, work-life balance, patient safety and quality improvement. Our adult and pediatric hospitals are both the only level-1 trauma centers in southeast Wisconsin, and our large referral base provides for exposure to very sick patients and more rare medical conditions.

I am originally from Kentucky, with no specific connections to Milwaukee prior to residency, but my husband and I have grown to love this city. We love how close we are to hiking trails and dozens of lakes (within a 30-minute drive), and the countless beer gardens. Living in a suburb of Milwaukee, it’s still so easy to drive downtown for a Bucks game, visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum, or enjoy dinner along Lake Michigan. We have made lifelong friends during our time here, and love Milwaukee and our MCW community!

Hannah Baker


Photo of Milwaukee River and skyline courtesy of JMKE Photography